Handshape 5

Handshape 5 represents the consonant phonemes /mmm, fff, ttt/. It is produced with all five fingers fully extended. Handshape 5 is unique because in addition to representing a group of consonant phonemes, it is also used when no consonant is present. For example, to cue the name of the letter “E”, one must make contact with the mouth placement. In that example, handshape 5 is used to contact the mouth indicating that no consonant preceded the vowel.

Alternate names for handshape 5 include the open handshape and the null handshape.

Mnemonic Phrases

  • too many fish
  • my taffy
  • miffed

Practice

Practice with Handshape 5 and Vowels

a, am, after, at, autumn, fat, fate, fatter, fee, feet, Fifi, firm, firmer, fit, foot, fur, furry, if, it, mama, Matt, matter, may, meet, meter, might, murmur, mutt, out, owe, taught, tea, term, time, toe, tofu, Tom, tomb, tot, tough, tougher, tower, turf, two

Practice with Handshape 5 and Other Consonant Handshapes

coughed, craft, crate, drums, fast, forth, five, hurt, limp, mimes, moose, myth, picked, roots, soot, traced, tree, trip, waste

More Practice

22,000+ Word that Use Handshape 5 - created by the Word List Generator

See Also

 

 

a

  • /eɪˈ/
  • /ayˈ/
  • /āˈ/
  • 5c5t

am

  • /æˈm/
  • /aˈm/
  • /ăˈm/
  • 5t5s

after

  • /æˈftɚ/
  • /aˈftur/
  • /ăˈftûr/
  • 5t5s5m

at

  • /æˈt/
  • /aˈt/
  • /ăˈt/
  • 5t5s

autumn

  • /ɔˈtəm/
  • /awˈtəm/
  • /ôˈtəm/
  • 5c5sd5s

fat

  • /fæˈt/
  • /faˈt/
  • /făˈt/
  • 5t5s

fate

  • /feɪˈt/
  • /fayˈt/
  • /fāˈt/
  • 5c5t5s

fatter

  • /fæˈtɚ/
  • /faˈtur/
  • /făˈtûr/
  • 5t5m

fee

  • /fiˈ/
  • /feeˈ/
  • /fēˈ/
  • 5m

feet

  • /fiˈt/
  • /feeˈt/
  • /fēˈt/
  • 5m5s

Fifi

  • /fiˈfi/
  • /feeˈfee/
  • /fēˈfē/
  • 5m5m

firm

  • /fɚˈm/
  • /furˈm/
  • /fûrˈm/
  • 5m5s

firmer

  • /fɚˈmɚ/
  • /furˈmur/
  • /fûrˈmûr/
  • 5m5m

fit

  • /fɪˈt/
  • /fiˈt/
  • /fĭˈt/
  • 5t5s

foot

  • /fʊˈt/
  • /fooˈt/
  • /fo͝oˈt/
  • 5t5s

fur

  • /fɚˈ/
  • /furˈ/
  • /fûrˈ/
  • 5m

furry

  • /fɚˈi/
  • /furˈee/
  • /fûrˈē/
  • 5m5m

if

  • /ɪˈf/
  • /iˈf/
  • /ĭˈf/
  • 5t5s

it

  • /ɪt/
  • /it/
  • /ĭt/
  • 5t5s

mama

  • /mɑˈmə/
  • /mahˈmə/
  • /mäˈmə/
  • 5sf5sd

Matt

  • /mæˈt/
  • /maˈt/
  • /măˈt/
  • 5t5s

matter

  • /mæˈtɚ/
  • /maˈtur/
  • /măˈtûr/
  • 5t5m

may

  • /meɪˈ/
  • /mayˈ/
  • /māˈ/
  • 5c5t

meet

  • /miˈt/
  • /meeˈt/
  • /mēˈt/
  • 5m5s

meter

  • /miˈtɚ/
  • /meeˈtur/
  • /mēˈtûr/
  • 5m5m

might

  • /mɑɪˈt/
  • /mieˈt/
  • /mīˈt/
  • 5s5t5s

murmur

  • /mɚˈmɚ/
  • /murˈmur/
  • /mûrˈmûr/
  • 5m5m

mutt

  • /mʌˈt/
  • /muhˈt/
  • /mŭˈt/
  • 5sd5s

out

  • /ɑʊˈt/
  • /owˈt/
  • /owˈt/
  • 5s5t5s

owe

  • /oʊˈ/
  • /ohˈ/
  • /ōˈ/
  • 5sf

taught

  • /tɔˈt/
  • /tawˈt/
  • /tôˈt/
  • 5c5s

tea

  • /tiˈ/
  • /teeˈ/
  • /tēˈ/
  • 5m

term

  • /tɚˈm/
  • /turˈm/
  • /tûrˈm/
  • 5m5s

time

  • /tɑɪˈm/
  • /tieˈm/
  • /tīˈm/
  • 5s5t5s

toe

  • /toʊˈ/
  • /tohˈ/
  • /tōˈ/
  • 5sf

tofu

  • /toʊˈfu/
  • /tohˈfue/
  • /tōˈfo͞o/
  • 5sf5c

Tom

  • /tɑˈm/
  • /tahˈm/
  • /täˈm/
  • 5sf5s

tomb

  • /tuˈm/
  • /tueˈm/
  • /to͞oˈm/
  • 5c5s

tot

  • /tɑˈt/
  • /tahˈt/
  • /täˈt/
  • 5sf5s

tough

  • /tʌˈf/
  • /tuhˈf/
  • /tŭˈf/
  • 5sd5s

tougher

  • /tʌˈfɚ/
  • /tuhˈfur/
  • /tŭˈfûr/
  • 5sd5m

tower

  • /tɑʊˈɚ/
  • /towˈur/
  • /towˈûr/
  • 5s5t5m

turf

  • /tɚˈf/
  • /turˈf/
  • /tûrˈf/
  • 5m5s

two

  • /tuˈ/
  • /tueˈ/
  • /to͞oˈ/
  • 5c

coughed

  • /kɔˈft/
  • /kawˈft/
  • /kôˈft/
  • 2c5s*5s

craft

  • /kræˈft/
  • /kraˈft/
  • /krăˈft/
  • 2s3t5s*5s

crate

  • /kreɪˈt/
  • /krayˈt/
  • /krāˈt/
  • 2s3c5t5s

drums

  • /drʌˈmz/
  • /druhˈmz/
  • /drŭˈmz/
  • 1s3sd5s2s

fast

  • /fæˈst/
  • /faˈst/
  • /făˈst/
  • 5t3s5s

forth

  • /foˈrθ/
  • /fohˈrth/
  • /fōˈrth/
  • 5sf3s7s

five

  • /fɑɪˈv/
  • /fieˈv/
  • /fīˈv/
  • 5s5t2s

hurt

  • /hɚˈt/
  • /hurˈt/
  • /hûrˈt/
  • 3m5s

limp

  • /lɪˈmp/
  • /liˈmp/
  • /lĭˈmp/
  • 6t5s1s

mimes

  • /mɑɪˈmz/
  • /mieˈmz/
  • /mīˈmz/
  • 5s5t5s2s

moose

  • /muˈs/
  • /mueˈs/
  • /mo͞oˈs/
  • 5c3s

myth

  • /mɪˈθ/
  • /miˈth/
  • /mĭˈth/
  • 5t7s

picked

  • /pɪˈkt/
  • /piˈkt/
  • /pĭˈkt/
  • 1t2s5s

roots

  • /ruˈts/
  • /rueˈts/
  • /ro͞oˈts/
  • 3c5s3s

soot

  • /sʊˈt/
  • /sooˈt/
  • /so͝oˈt/
  • 3t5s

traced

  • /treɪˈst/
  • /trayˈst/
  • /trāˈst/
  • 5s3c5t3s5s

tree

  • /triˈ/
  • /treeˈ/
  • /trēˈ/
  • 5s3m

trip

  • /trɪˈp/
  • /triˈp/
  • /trĭˈp/
  • 5s3t1s

waste

  • /weɪˈst/
  • /wayˈst/
  • /wāˈst/
  • 6c5t3s5s